We caught up with Omori in Piney, fishing a rain run off with a spinnerbait. As I type he's on the move again. No luck here. -- Hunter Baughman
At each Elite event our great sponsors come out and setup an expo for the fans to enjoy. Here's a look at some of what we have going on here this week at Lake Dardanelle.
Generally, when you set the hook on a flippin' bite and the fish flies completely over the boat before splashing down on the other side, it's not going to help you win a bass tournament. That's what happened soon after Greg Hackney made a short move down the lake from the stumpy cove where he's been the last hour. The added time to explore that cove, which has produced some key fish for Hackney this week, didn't produce much after the two good fish he caught on the way in.
Greg Hackney has continued to pick apart this shallow, stump-filled cove just off the main river channel. Mostly he's throwing a Strike King chartreuse body, black back square-bill crankbait. But he's flipping the bank, too. That's how he just culled up a few ounces, on a flipping bite. Hackney told us that the 4-pounder he caught in the mouth of the cove came on the square-bill. We weren't close enough to see that one. We did see that the 3-pounder he caught after that came on the crankbait.
We pulled up on Rick Clunn about this time yesterday. Maybe it was closer to noon, and he caught a 4-pounder. He's now at the same spot and we're wondering if he'll get a big bite about the same time today. In fact, while I'm writing Rick catches a 5-pounder!